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Security & Privacy


Absolute Software Demos K-12 Product Suite at FETC

Absolute Software, a provider of persistent endpoint security, management, and service solutions for computer, tablet, and smartphone devices, is at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL this week to demonstrate its suite of products for K-12 schools.

ContentKeeper Launches Secure Internet Gateway at FETC

ContentKeeper Technologies is formally launching its Secure Internet Gateway today at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013.

Status Solutions Introduces Emergency Alerting as a Service for K-12 Schools

An application that sends alerts when a user touches a "panic button" or by some other event is now being offered as a subscription for K-12 environments.

Avast Offers Freebie Endpoint Protection to Schools

To gain traction in the enterprise cyber security market, an endpoint security company has begun granting free licenses for its software to education organizations.

PublicEngines Launches Platform, Apps for Anonymous Incident Reporting

PublicEngines has unveiled a platform and mobile apps that allow students to anonymously report suspicious activities such as bullying, drug and weapon possession, and potential suicides.

Air Force Association Names 28 Finalist Teams in Cyber Defense Competition

The Air Force Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting "public understanding of aerospace power and national defense," has named 28 high school student teams selected to advance to the CyberPatriot V National Finals Competition, a national cyber defense contest.

Bloxx Web Filter and Secure Web Gateway Now Available as Virtual Appliances

Bloxx, a provider of Web content filtering and email security, has made its Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway products available as virtual appliances for VMware vSphere.

Ohio District Tests Out K-12 Edition of Emergency Response System

An emergency response system designed for higher education and other sectors has been adapted for use in K-12 schools. Lauren Innovations has tailored NaviGate, its Web-based first-responder application, for use in smaller settings.

Colorado High School DECA Club Deploys Driver Safety System To Monitor Peers' Driving Habits

A Colorado high school marketing club is using a driver safety system to monitor students' driving habits.

Carrying Banned Website Awareness Beyond October

News stories about dictatorial governments “shutting down” the internet can reinforce awareness of the relatively unrestricted access U.S. citizens have to the web. But there is a day in October that highlights the lack of freedom some people here endure. Called Banned Websites Awareness Day and sponsored by the American Association of School Libraries, the purpose of this day is to encourage “school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning.”

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